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Dermatology

The Department of Paediatric Dermatology at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital provides a Dermatological service for all children with both common and uncommon dermatology conditions.

We are a multidisciplinary team comprising of 3 Consultants, 1 specialty doctor, 1 Associate Specialist, 1 SPR, 1 Nurse specialist, 2 nurse practitioners, 1 staff nurse, 1 healthcare assistant.

The Dermatology Department is situated on Ward D3, providing outpatients clinics for assessment, diagnosis and treatment in a purpose built, child friendly unit which opened September 2011.

Specialist clinics include:

• Phototherapy (TL01 UVB)
• Iontophoresis (Hand, Foot, Axillae Hyperhidrosis)
• Hand & Foot PUVA (commonly for eczema and psoriasis)
• Wart/Verrucae treatment
• Viscopaste PB7 bandaging (commonly for eczema treatment)
• Topical short contact Dithranol treatment
• Roaccutane treatment (acne)
• Minor Surgery (biopsies, removal of lesions)
• Immunosuppresent drug monitoring
• Propanalol treatment ( Infantile haemangioma)

As a department we aim to provide holistic care to all patients, families and carers based upon the Alder Hey Values and Behaviour Framework. We provide services from 08:00-18:00, Monday to Friday, to offer flexibility to families and reduce the need for patients who require regular treatments to take time out of school.

 

Your comments and experiences

  • Thank you so much!!!

    My daughter Amber has suffered with psoriasis for over a year now – her skin was so sore and angry. she refused to go swimming.

    We had tried numerous treatments- nothing worked, so we were referred to Alder Hey.
    After one visit her consultant Dr Alsharqi prescribed treatments that cleared everything up within a week and a half. Her skin was so bad she was due to have light treatment, now I don’t think she’ll need it.

    Can’t thank you enough – it has changed Ambers’ life, she looks forward to going swimming now and is back to being a happy little girl.

    This is a fabulous department -pity there aren’t more consultants so children can be seen quicker.

    Thanks again

  • Just like to say a big thank you to Tanya, Hannah, Amy, Christina & Debbie for the treatment and help they have give to my daughter over the past few weeks I can’t thank you all enough thanks to you she is now well enough to go away to Iceland with the school and until she was treated by you she was in no fit state to go so once again a big thank you to each and every one of you

  • A big thank you to Debbie, Tanya, Hannah and Christina for all your help with my son over the past few months! Always manage to make him smile even when he’s so distressed with his skin. If ever am struggling I know these lovely ladies are just a phone call away, even if it’s just for advice. I would be lost without this team at Alder hey, you really are miracle workers and should be ever so proud of yourselves

  • I have to say a massive thank you to Sophie, Tanya, Amy and Debbie for all of the help they have provided us with over the past 5 years. Ethan actually enjoys his appointment at dermatology even when he’s in pain all thanks to the attitude of all of the amazing staff! We have experience of many clinics at Alder Hey and none of the staff measure up to these girls!
    So thank you to each of you
    Terri

  • I need to highly commend Sophie and all her team in the dermatology department. The treatment they have provided for my daughter over her course of treatment has been outstanding.
    It was a very delicate situation and it was handled with such compassion and professionalism. We had been seen in numerous other clinics about the same condition and we were under so much pressure and feeling very anxious and then as soon as we got to see Sophie she completely normalised a hard situation for my daughter and us and made everything feel ok again. She is so knowledgable and an exceptional nurse a real asset to Alder Hey.

  • I would just like to say a massive THANK YOU to the Dermatology Nurses: Debbie Woodcock and Amy Bishop for always making me laugh and smile through a tough time and making me realise that my skin will get better!!! I couldn’t have asked for better nurses.

    THANK YOU,
    Caitriona 🙂

  • Dermatology always welcomes us with open arms, and are always there to help matter how small the problem may be! I’d be lost without the help of all of the nurses and have really helped myself as a parent and my daughter who suffers severely with eczema

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